Become an Adviser

AdviseAZ College Adviser 2020-2021

The AdviseAZ program year is 9 months to 1 year long, beginning in September of each year. Members join us as Part Time (18 Hours per week, 900 hours) from September 2020 to August 2021 and Reduced Part-Time (18 Hours per week, 675 hours) from September 2020 to May 2021. You will be placed in high schools and community organizations, working with low income high school, first-generation, underrepresented students providing college application and financial aid support.

Current college students and recent college graduates join us from all over the state to make a difference for students, families, and communities in need. People join for several different reasons– to give back to the community and country, explore the education or nonprofit fields, or gain some “real-world experience.” You won’t get rich by doing AmeriCorps, but the rewards are substantial. To learn more, please view the position description.

Benefits Snapshot:

  • Training and Experience
  • Bi-Weekly Living Stipend
  • Education Award
  • Arizona College Access Professional Certificate
  • Networking

Training:

We hope that during our members’ year of service they have a chance to not only help their communities and sites but that they also have a chance to grow personally and professionally during their service term.

All orientation activities take place in Phoenix. Members who serve outside of Phoenix will be asked to travel to orientation and will be reimbursed.

Our program offers multiple training sessions to its members throughout the service year, beginning with orientation at the beginning of your service.  Be prepared to interact with your fellow AmeriCorps members often; we believe in creating a meaningful community among peers!

After orientation, we spend an average of one full day per month together in AdviseAZ meetings that will be in-person or virtual, where we provide additional training and professional development opportunities.

Trainings to expect at Orientation and throughout the year include:

  • Background of AmeriCorps
  • Team Development and Networking Activities
  • Personality and Communication Styles Assessment
  • Individual Work Style Awareness
  • Culture & Diversity
  • Community Action Poverty Simulation
  • Volunteer Recruitment & Management
  • Planning for Life After AmeriCorps